How to: Naturally Treat Reflux

April 16, 2018 1 min read

How to: Naturally Treat Reflux

You may or may not have read about this hot tip before, but I can guarantee it will blow your pregnant mind!! 

When I first encountered reflux during my first pregnancy, I went down the classic antacid route and although they tasted delicious, they did absolutely nothing for my heartburn.

I asked my amazing holistic doctor if she knew what would help, and was a little surprised when she gave me this one simple solution: 


1 teaspoon of bicarb soda dissolved in a shot of water.

 

Simple, natural, effective way to neutralise reflux during pregnancy  |  MOOLK

 

Yep, that simple mamas.

Fair warning, it tastes like wet fish and is not pleasant to drink, but that's why I recommend mixing it into as little water as possible (while still maintaining a liquid consistency, not turning it into a paste) and shotting it. Sipping that shit in a full glass of water is foul. I also think it takes longer for the effects to kick in if it's not in a 'shot'.

After about 3-5 minutes, you'll feel the need to burp. It feels like waiting for a sneeze that doesn't come, but luckily the burp always does (for me, anyway). And ohhhh mama, it's always a deep, insanely satisfying burp.

After a few more burps, you'll notice the burning in your chest and throat has dissipated. That's because bicarb soda is a base and neutralises the acidity in your stomach which causes the burning sensation.

I hope this helps a pregnant mama in need! 

Lauren xx


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Size Guide

Buying clothes online can be tricky business, especially if you've just had a baby and your body has changed drastically. I've been there and can totally relate!

We try to offer as much advice on sizing and fit on every product listing. We're also providing our models detailed bust, waist and hip measurements to help you choose the right size for you. 

Below is a general size guide for your reference. For some, their measurements land smack bang in the middle of 2 sizes #annoying! Or your bust, waist and hips are all over the shop #confusingmuch?! But please keep in mind measurements act as a guide only and the fit will depend on 1) your body shape and 2) the style of dress. 

I highly recommend you read the 'about the fit' section on each product, as they provide more accurate advice that reflects the design and fit of the garment and will often say "if you're in between sizes, we recommend sizing up/down for this style". 

 

MOOLK GENERAL SIZE GUIDE
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Bust 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110
Waist 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 90 91
Hips 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117

 

Do your measurements fall within the one size range? Great! You've found your Moolk size! If your 3 measurements fall in a couple of sizes, don't stress! We'll tell you on each product which measurements you need to focus on to find your perfect size. 9 times out of 10, it will be the bust or waist measurement, so for that style, you'll choose the size your bust and/or waist measurement falls in!

Do your measurements fall in a "/" range? You're in-between sizes, mama. You'll need to decide whether you prefer clothes a little tighter fitting (size down) or looser fitting (size up). Each product description will advise which measurements you should size up or down for, or if you're in between sizes, whether you should size up or down in general for each style.